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TUG Buzz! for April 15, 2013

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"Toronto Tech Conference An Educational Achievement"
IT JunglePublished in IT Jungle: March 25, 2013
by Dan Burger

Successful IBM i tech conferences depend on a couple of key performance indicators. First of all, there has to be attention to the right topics and speakers and secondly there must be a core group of volunteers who are dedicated to getting the conference done right. The Toronto User Group (TUG) consistently scores high with its annual Technical Education Conference (TEC), which this year is scheduled for [April 25 and 26] in Toronto.

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TEC 2013 Keynote Session
IBM i Trends and Directions

Steve WillKeynote Speaker Steve Will is the Chief Architect for the IBM i Operating System. In over five years in this position he has become an award-winning speaker, author of the Top i Blog according to IT Jungle ("You and i "), and is one of the most sought-after voices at customer briefings and events. Steve has worked on IBM i and its predecessors since before the creation of the AS/400, and is currently responsible for setting the strategy of the IBM i operating system, as well as deciding which enhancements will be implemented. In his role, he talks to many clients and partners, explaining the direction of the platform, while listening to the requirements of IBM i users around the world.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Meeting of Members
Location: TBA
Admission: Free to all TUG members ($40 non-members)

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Frank SoltisDr. Frank Soltis

Frank Soltis (born 1940), an American computer scientist, was IBM's Chief Scientist for the System i computers. Based on his PhD research, his pioneering architecture of technology-independent machine interfaces (TIMI) and single-level stores has appeared in these eight generations of IBM hardware: System/38 in 1978, the CISC AS/400 in 1988, the RISC AS/400 in 1995, the web server AS/400e in 1999 (supporting HTTP and TCP/IP), the eServer iSeries, the System i5, the System i, and IBM Power Systems running IBM i (April, 2008).

Career: In 1968, Soltis completed his PhD in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.[1] His PhD dissertation was titled "Automatic Allocation of Digital Computer Storage Resources for Time-sharing". In November 1968, he took a position with IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. Soltis led the design of the "Amazon" instruction set architecture, an extended version of the 64-bit PowerPC architecture; the Amazon architecture is implemented by the RS64, POWER4, and POWER5 processors used in the IBM iSeries and pSeries computers.

Soltis serves as an adjunct professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Minnesota where he teaches graduate courses on high performance computer design. Soltis retired from IBM on December 31, 2008.[5]

In February 2009, Vision Solutions, a high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in IBM Power Systems markets, announced that Soltis had joined their Technology Advisory Board (TAB). Soltis will share his experience and insight as he helps guide product strategies.[6]

Soltis' "By Design" column appears in iPro Developer magazine. His books include "Inside the AS/400" and "Fortress Rochester, The Inside Story of the IBM iSeries".

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